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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 04:37 PM
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176. To the left you say?
Edited on Fri Feb-23-07 04:38 PM by Solon
If that's true, then that Jeep wouldn't be moving as fast as its moving, and the street would have been blocked by a roadblock, or, more likely, one or two of the cops would have been directing traffic around the accident zone, closing off at least one land of the road. The cops in the photograph would have had orange vests on, to increase visibility from drivers, they usually have those in the trunk of the police car for that very reason. In addition to this, its at night, and the cop car didn't have its lights on, the lights on it would have at least been flashing, to call attention to drivers on both sides of the road of a car accident.

In addition to this, the street in question doesn't appear to have a wide shoulder, so, the cars in the accident would have still been on the road itself.

I don't know if you have much experience in this, but I've BEEN in a 3(actually, technically 4), car accident, a van, travelling at 30 MPH, slammed into the car behind me, we were stopped at a stoplight, the car behind me was pushed into me, hitting my car so hard, my tailbone hit the frame of my seat, and I was pushed into the car ahead of me, he left the scene after seeing there was no damage to his car. Anyways, I suffered, myself, an inflamed sternum and chest wall, causing pressure on my lungs and heart, in addition to neck strain, on the front of my neck, that hurt. Injuries would have been worse if I wasn't wearing a seatbelt, but, damned that hurt like hell. I also suffered from a mild concussion, or, as the doctor put it, "shaken baby syndrome", believe me, losing time, up to ten minutes at a time, by blacking out, is disconcerting, to say the least. Remember, I was jerked backwards from the first impact, then forward when my car hit the car ahead of me.

Now, within a few minutes, we had over 3 cop cars on the scene, the street was a busy four lane street, and the cops immediately put on orange vests and started directing traffic, and this was in the middle of the day. A few minutes after that, EMS showed up, and the old lady driving the van, and the two ladies in the car behind me were taken away. At the time of the accident, my tailbone was the only thing that hurt, and after it was determined that it wasn't broken, I waved off getting any medical help. That was my mistake, the next morning, I woke up, not being able to move, my chest and neck were hurting like hell. I got a ride to the hospital, and after a bunch of X-Rays and stuff, they determined the inflamed chest wall, neck strain, etc. Then, a few days later, I started "losing time" as I put it, it freaked me, and my roommates, out. It was fucked up, I would "space out", literally freeze like a statue for up to 10 minutes at a time.

I thought driving was too dangerous, so I took a ride to my doctor to determine what was wrong. My coordination was practically gone, and he said I had a concussion, he told me it would take a month or so to recover from it.
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